Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday, VGMH Style

Retailers began calling the day after Thanksgiving "black Friday" because so many people started their Christmas shopping then, that the stores made enough money to put their bottom line profits for the year in "black" ink instead of money-loosing"red" ink.  It was also when the department stores took down the sheets and displayed their wonderlands of Christmas window displays and ornate decorations throughout the store.   Aside from a few retailers, those elaborate window displays (along with the staff of professional decorators that created them) have been history for some time.

Things changed thanks to discount retailers who cut prices and didn't even have window displays to decorate.  But these cement-box-stores had another draw for the public:  Frenzy-driving discounts replaced the decorations to lure in the shoppers.  And now yet another transition is in full progress, as the cement-box-stores try to compete with online retailers.  Stores are competing to stay alive and Black Friday has creeped into the actual Thanksgiving holiday in many places.  To be sure, price is very important, as is the convenience of shopping from home.  Nothing stays the same.  Today's flat screen TV's will become tomorrow's 8-Track tape decks.  But these men will always stay in style.

Ronnie, from Sierra Sierra Domino Studios

Today kicks off VGMH's holiday season! Creating our own holiday tradition several years ago, VGMH started this tribute to the men of African decent who've kindly appeared in gay smut over the ages.  A number of early models made their mark in the business and remain true classics.  Early legends such as Bob Mizer (Athletic Modeling Guild) routinely photographed handsome African American men like Gerald Oglesby and Tyronne Jones.  Indeed, smut (both straight and gay) has always been a forerunner in terms of bringing different races together to have some fun and enjoyment.

From 1950's body builders posing for early physique photographers to everyday gentlemen making some extra money in the 1970's, black men have a long and valued place in gay erotic history. Craig Calvin Anderson's Sierra Domino Studios produced beautiful images of black men during the 1970's.  The 1980's and technology (VCR machines and inexpensive videos) brought more black men into gay smut than ever before.  The success of rap music helped to titillate young white male audiences and has infiltrated numerous aspects of mainstream culture including fashion, movies,
vocabulary, and porn.

Below: Mr. Larry Samuels

Below: Mr. Willie Lewis


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WADE West (end of Series)



Sunday, November 23, 2014


As mentioned in part one of this Thanksgiving special from Playgirl's December 1995 issue, Wade West was also was known as Wade Cane. In addition to Playgirl, in 1995 it's reported that he also performed in three sex videos: "Centerspread 3 The fetish edition," "Freshman Fever," and "The Magic Bed."  He can also be found in several compilation "best of" videos as well, including: Anal Twinks, Blonde Beach Boys 2, Moby Prick, Odd Balls, and Sack Lunch 2."

It's reported that Wade left the adult smut biz after only about a year of working in it. His roles in sex videos may have not been legendary, but his appearance in Playgirl cemented his place in gay porn history.  Out of the movies he performed in, Wade's performance in Freshman Fever seems to be a favorite of many reviewers.  In Freshmen Fever, college freshman e-mail one another about their sex skills. These cock-hungry men are looking for action and of course (after all this is porn!) they find it:  There's a park scene, a frathouse balling, inside a warehouse, and on a public street corner.  Here's some images from that film:

The Magic Bed storyline follows an antique bed through time and the men who screwed, sucked, and gang-banged on it, but wait! It's a bed that also has special powers to make men horny ( the time they get to the bedroom that's usually not an issue?) Reviews from those who've actually watched this movie point out the funny realization that the same quilt was used on the bed for all the juicy sex scenes, regardless of which couple "owned" the bed throughout history.  Aside from being pretty to look at and capable of nice anal sex sessions, Wade's performance wasn't described as being exactly memorable.  The opening scene is a group suck-a-thon, ending with a sperm soaking:

Please stay tuned for Part Three!